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A Prisoner (poem)

Updated on May 9, 2013

I’m lost so lost a prisoner am I

Delighting in the realms that hold me in

Just waiting for a moment to begin

And kiss the things I thought I knew goodbye


Aware somewhere there rests a hidden key

To every treasure locked up in my mind

The timeless pleasure only lovers find

Beyond a heaven’s star-swept melody


I see a sea of darkness and despair

A doubtful past which yearns to breath the light

Two arms to trust amid the cold bleak night

To care to share to bear I see it there


Profound I found her stare held prison’s prize

A passage that laid hidden in her eyes


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      6 years ago

      I honestly re read it again to get grasp of those deep meanings within. It's beautiful!

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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Beautiful. An absolute delight. Wonderful.

      Voted up and all. Following Sharing.


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      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Men always love mysterious women, don't they - romantic and voted up!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      loving your word play..

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      Patty Kenyon 

      6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Beautifully Written!!! Awesome Job!!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mhatter.. I am in love with this beautiful poem and music.. You outdid yourself my friend.. you amaze me..

      She sees beauty in his soul

      she feels the purity of the fallen rain

      with honeysuckles and daffofils

      feeling the breeze

      of the kiss of the dew

      of lips from you!


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      6 years ago

      Your poetry is simply brilliant! I digest very single word. Lovely music, and image is hauntingly beautiful.

      Keep writing them!


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      We never know where love my lead us. Voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is truly a lovely piece with a lot of deep meaning. Excellent!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree with Josh, you are so gifted, eventhough, perhaps, you have poor eyesight, you see the beauty in words..Cheers

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      The truth in the words of a poem.

      Beautiful, sad, and amazing.

      Voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      6 years ago from Delhi

      Lovely speaking eyes & the poetry !

      ...your poem reminded me of 'The Rover'...a beautiful Ballad by 'Sir Walter Scott'...that was in my High School curriculum...and its the charm of his poem, I still remember that....Thankyou M hatter!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Sad truth but very powerful delivery! Mhatter99, you are an awesome inspirational poet!

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      Midnight Lights 

      6 years ago from USA

      Sad. I can relate to this stanza.. as so many I speak to can as well. "I see a sea of darkness and despair

      A doubtful past which yearns to breath the light

      Two arms to trust amid the cold bleak night

      To care to share to bear I see it there".

      I wish what rcrumple said was true, but it takes 2 to desire... and sometimes, if not most times? it's only 1 that does. Nice poem.

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Beautiful music, words that describe the danger that lay within.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      The quest for love has many roads. Where it's found lies in what's desired.

      Great Job!


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